ALBRECHT REVAMPING STORES TO INCLUDE NEW HMR FORMAT

AKRON, Ohio -- Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Co. here is launching Fresh Market, a new format that will emphasize freshly prepared, ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat foods.The retailer is aiming for a piece of the home meal replacement market, according to observers.The company will spend more than $30 million to introduce Fresh Market -- revamping as many as 20 of its 30 stores over the next 10 years, local

AKRON, Ohio -- Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Co. here is launching Fresh Market, a new format that will emphasize freshly prepared, ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat foods.

The retailer is aiming for a piece of the home meal replacement market, according to observers.

The company will spend more than $30 million to introduce Fresh Market -- revamping as many as 20 of its 30 stores over the next 10 years, local sources said. The chain currently operates units under the Acme Markets a

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